Classic Cars, Legendary Warbirds and a 1950's Retro Diner just outside Wanaka, NZ.


Are you a hospitality guru? Do you love people?

Warbirds & Wheels at Wanaka Airport is currently recruiting for various roles for our tourism, café and retail operation for summer. A mix of casual and fixed term positions available starting in Sep and Nov/Dec.

This is an exciting opportunity for the right people, however this role is not for the faint hearted. We operate in a fast paced environment and you must be able to cope with pressure during the busy times. 

As winner of New Zealand’s Best Airport Café 2015 we pride ourselves on our quality food, coffee and customer service, so to continue our success you will be a good team player with a friendly nature.

We’re looking for team players, so you must be:

  • Honest and reliable, with a keen positive can-do attitude everyday
  • Keep calm under pressure, able to handle a fast paced environment with a great attitude and a smile
  • Flexible and available to work evenings and weekends on a rostered basis.

We are looking to fill the following:

Casual Cafe Prep Chef for our busy diner two days a week (more hours may be available to fill in for holidays/sickness etc)

This would suit someone who wants to top up their income from elsewhere or someone looking for just a few hours each week. Must have experience and preference will be given to those with great baking skills. We havr recently received another A Rating from QLDC so we pride ourselves on our great food and high standards of food preparation.

Exact days TBC but we envisage the days to be spread across Saturday-Tuesday on a rostered basis. The role is to fill in for our full time prep chef's days off and you will support the main chef in the kitchen.

Start mid December until end March (plenty of hours for the right person during the Warbirds Over Wanaka International Airshow held end of March 2016)

Duties will include:
Daily prep for lunch menu
Making of cabinet food including our famous pies, scones and muffins
Baking slices and cakes for the day
Washing dishes and other standard kitchen cleaning duties as required

Hours: 7.30am-2.30pm approx

We are a small team so a good sense of humour, appreciation of food, and a good work ethic are essential. 

For enquiries about the prep-chef role please ask for Hamish (outside of lunchtime rush) or email CV to 

For any other enquiries about working for Warbirds & Wheels, please apply in writing to outlining which role you are interested in, what hours you are looking for and your start availability. 

Call Naomi Lindsay, General Manager on 03 443 7010 to discuss the roles further.